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Heart to Heart

Project SYJ- Turk Aksoy Fundraiser


Please join Project SYJ together with The Whelk, and Knot Norm’s Lululemon, in our efforts to support our local hero and Westport firefighter, Turk Aksoy.
Friday, June 21st from 4-6pm, at The Whelk (Westport)
What’s going to happen:
Yoga with Donna Jackson followed by food and drinks donated by The Whelk and Knot Norms.
At $30 per person, tickets will be sold through The Whelk via phone inquiry (203) 557-0902 or on the EventBrite page (see link below).
100 % of the proceeds will go to Turk and his amazingly strong children.
In 2014, at the age of 41, Turk was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Colon Cancer. His doctors stated that this type of cancer has a 5 year survival rate of 14% and they expected him to succumb within 3 years. Today, 5 years later, Turk is still fighting like a sunnavabitch! Unfortunately, since this past December, with metastasis to his liver and lungs, Turk’s condition and coinciding aggressive treatments has made it impossible for him to work. Throughout his stoic battle, Turk has earned the reputation as a strong, resilient, brave, and committed father, husband, and brother firefighter.
Sadly, on January 30, 2019 (Turk’s 46th birthday), Denise, his beautiful wife and source of constant support and strength, tragically and unexpectedly passed away. Her death has left an almost unbearable emotional toll on Turk and his children, Tess (14 years old) and Tyson (12 years old).
In the links below, you will find Turks GoFundMe page, the EventBrite page for the fundraiser, and an article on him from the Westport News:

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